Kapitänleutnant (Crew 33)
|Born||20 Aug 1914||Hamburg|
|Died||17 Oct 1943||(29)||Cape Farewell|
|U-333||9 Oct 1942||22 Nov 1942||1 patrol (15 days)|
|U-540||10 Mar 1943||17 Oct 1943 (+)||1 patrol (14 days)|
During 1941 Kasch served as gunnery officer of the famous raider Atlantis.
On 9 Oct, 1942 Kasch took command of the very heavily damaged U-333 from Peter Cremer who has very seriously wounded from battle with HMS Crocus. Kasch was stationed on the U-107 and transferred over to the damaged boat with the intention of taking her home to France (Blair, 1998).
A day out of France on Oct 21 the surfaced boat was attacked by former German U-570, then operating as British HMS Graph, but alert crew managed to avert disaster.
Patrol info for Lorenz Kasch
|1.||U-333||9 Oct 1942||*at sea*||23 Oct 1942||La Pallice||Patrol 1,||15 days|
|2.||U-540||11 Sep 1943||Kiel||14 Sep 1943||Bergen||4 days|
|3.||U-540||4 Oct 1943||Bergen||17 Oct 1943||Sunk||Patrol 2,||14 days|
|2 patrols, 29 days at sea|
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